Deadline Today To Give Your Views About Leighton Homes

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6:01am 8th August 2012
(Updated 6:46am 8th August 2012)

As part of a need for more housing in the Aylesbury Vale, developers want to build 4000 homes to east of Leighton, towards Eggington.

The Leighton Buzzard Society, which has around 200 members is critical of the plans, and has been working to promote a better environment by discouraging extensive growth and campaigning for the protection of open spaces.

Chairman of the Society, John Hartley says:

"People understand houses need to be built, but it is whether the town can absorb this amount of building, so they are deeply concerned about the degree of expansion.

"We are seeking solutions as we do not want to be negative, but if we are going to grow as a town we fear this could lead to problems for the town centre. The amount of congestion that the extra people and cars will create could make people go elsewhere rather than our town centre."

"This means there could be fewer opportunities of employment rather than more because people moving into Leighton Buzzard may be commuting to Luton, Milton Keynes or London.

"The Society is in the process of drawing an opinion together to respond to the plans and John is encouraging everyone to get in touch individually, so that Central Beds take notice of the analysis."

Tony Birch, the Society’s planning expert has told Mix 96:

"People are concerned about the potential explosion in the population in the east of Leighton Buzzard and at first light it looks like it will have a great impact on our way of life."

The closing date for responses to the strategy is 5pm today, August 8th.


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